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Globalization of Nothing 2

by George Ritzer Pine Forge Press
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The Globalization of Nothing is back in a revised and completely updated edition, with an even greater emphasis on the processes of globalization and how they relate to McDonaldization. As before, this book is structured around four sets of concepts addressing the issues of: ''places/non-places,'' ''things/non-things,'' ''people/non-people,'' and ''services/non-services.'' By drawing upon salient examples from everyday life, George Ritzer invites the reader to examine the nuances of these concepts in conjunction with the paradoxes within the process of the globalization of nothing. Critical questions are raised throughout, and the reader is compelled not only to seek answers to these questions, but also to critically evaluate the questions as well as their answers. New to This Edition

About the Author Preface 1. Globalization: A New Conceptualization Key Topics in the Study of Globalization Globalization Theories Glocalization and Grobalization Grobalization: The Major Processes Glocal, Grobal, and Local 2. Nothing (and

'This edition is a shorter, tighter, and more focused book that deals focally and directly with globalization, at least as it relates to nothing and something. Readers will come away from this revision with not only a new way of looking at globalization but also a sense of the problems posed by the globalization of nothing and the need to find ways to deal with its pernicious aspects.' Savannah Jones
George Ritzer is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. He received the 2000 Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Award from the American Sociological Association and has chaired its sections on Theoretical Sociology and Organizations and Occupations. Among his most recent books are The McDonaldization of Society, New Century Edition , Enchanting a Disenchanted World , and, with Barry Smart, The Handbook of Social Theory .